Arsenal want Henrikh Mkhitaryan in Alexis Sanchez swap deal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan might have to swap Manchester United for Arsenal if the Reds will seal Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal are keen to sign Manchester United’s 28-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of any deal that would take forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, to Old Trafford. (Guardian)

Manchester United first approached Alexis Sanchez’s camp about signing the Chile international last summer. (Star)

Manchester City have pulled out of a deal to sign Sanchez over wages and fees demanded by the player’s agent. (Goal)

Arsenal held talks with Bordeaux attacking midfielder Malcom on Sunday and are expected to pay £40m for the Brazilian 20-year-old. (Guardian)

Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in Watford’s 20-year-old Brazilian forward Richarlison. (Sun)

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Swansea will make a club record £25m move for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro, 30, but face competition from Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Sun)

Former Norwich, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Wolves boss Paul Lambert, 48, has emerged as a contender to take over as Stoke manager. (Mail)

Chelsea are still keen to sign a striker in January – with the loan signing of West Ham’s 29-year-old English striker Andy Carroll a possible option. (Telegraph)

Antonio Conte says he will consider taking over the Italian national team job again

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has not ruled out taking over the Italy national team for a second time if he leaves the Stamford Bridge club at the end of the season. (Express)

Manchester United are ready to hand 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea a new contract that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain midfielder Lucas Moura, 25, has been linked with Manchester United and says: “Unfortunately, it’s the end for me in Paris. I like the English championship.” (Express)

Crystal Palace are hoping to complete a £15m deal to sign Fiorentina’s 24-year-old Senegal striker Khouma Babacar. (Guardian)

The Eagles are also in talks to sign Ipswich’s Polish keeper Bartosz Bialkowski. The Championship club want more than £4m for the 30-year-old. (Sun)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson plans to add to his squad in January and, even though director of football Dougie Freedman is working on a number of potential deals, he does not believe any are imminently close. (Times – subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund are close to announcing the signing of Basel’s 22-year-old Swiss centre-back Manuel Akanji. (Ruhr Nachrichten – in German)

Leicester boss Claude Puel says he does not have to worry about Algeria international Riyad Mahrez, 26, leaving this month. (Leicester Mercury)

AC Milan say they will not sell their 24-year-old Spanish attacking midfielder Suso, even for 80m euros (£71m). (AC Milan website – in Italian)

Saint-Etienne are in talks to sign Arsenal’s 32-year-old French right-back Mathieu Debuchy. (TF1 – in French)

Everton manager Sam Allardyce says Theo Walcott, 28, could play “anywhere across the front three” if he manages to sign the forward from Arsenal. (Sun)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has reiterated the need for January signings to bolster his relegation-battling side. (Times – subscription required)

Most Premier League teams turned down the chance to sign Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah for £2.5m before he joined Basel in 2012. (Mail)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s latest instalment of his row with Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte has him saying: “When I don’t start [the rows] it’s quite funny for me to see other people on the other side acting like victims when they’re not the victims.” (Telegraph)

Stoke forward Saido Berahino turned up a day early for Monday’s Premier League fixture against Manchester United. (Stoke Sentinel)

Louis van Gaal said he “vindictively” turned down the Belgium job so that Manchester United – who treated him “terribly” – would have to keep paying him after he was sacked as manager. (Mirror)